Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Pat Duran


This recipe was given to me by Joan and Karen friends of cook book II. They are sisters and make these together every year for the past 50 years. When I worked at the newspaper they would always bring a plate over for us all to share. They are so good!


★★★★★ 1 vote

makes about 36-48
20 Min
10 Min



  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 large
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    baking cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    each -baking powder and baking soda
  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 36-48
    maraschino cherries-well drained and patted with paper towel

How to Make Chocolate Cherry Cookies


  1. Cream butter, sugar , egg and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add remaining ingredients; blend at low speed until a dough forms( will be stiff). Shape into 1 inch balls; push a cherry part way into each ball(so cherry is showing 1/2). Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet cherry side up. When cookies are molded, prepare frosting and use immediately. Yes this is correct.
    1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
    1/2 c. sweetened condensed milk
    1/4 teas. salt
    1 1/2 teas. maraschino cherry juice
    Melt chocolate with milk over low heat in saucepan, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients. Stir. Frost each cherry with 1/2 teaspoon of frosting.(frosting will spread over cookie slightly while baking.
    Bake at 350^ for 8-10 minutes until puffy. Cool on wire rack or paper bag. Store in covered container when cold.

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About Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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